Demolished vs Destroyed - What's the difference?

demolished | destroyed |


As verbs the difference between demolished and destroyed

is that demolished is (demolish) while destroyed is (destroy).

As an adjective destroyed is

(ireland|informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.

demolished

English

Verb

(head)
  • (demolish)

  • demolish

    English

    Verb

    (es)
  • To destroy; to destruct.
  • They demolished the old house and put up four townhouses.
  • (figuratively) To utterly defeat.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 2 , author=Kevin Core , title=Fulham 6 - 0 QPR , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Andrew Johnson scored a hat-trick as Fulham demolished London rivals Queens Park Rangers to win their Premier League fixture of the season.}}

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    destroyed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (destroy)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (Ireland, informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.